Trump’s relationship with Kim demanded that President reach “specific deliverables’: WSJ’s Jonathan Cheng

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This week’s Hanoi summit between President Trump and the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un must yield “concrete results”, to be a success, the Wall Street Journal’s Seoul Bureau chief, Jonathan Cheng, argued Tuesday.

The second meeting between Trump and Kim follows her June 2018 summit in Singapore, not in advance denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, but continue to the stop of nuclear tests and missile launches by the regime.

During the Tuesday Special Report is weighed, “” All-Star” in Hanoi, Cheng and Associated Press national security reporter Deb Reichmann and on the expectations of the long-awaited summit meeting between the two leaders.


Cheng, began with the words, the first summit meeting in Singapore, a relationship “between Trump and Kim helped make the” raising the expectations for the second summit.

“We are talking about a peace Treaty, potentially, the end of the Korean war, the termination of the nuclear program, of course, and maybe, you know, build a better relationship, I think that’s the real question,” Cheng said. Later, he said North Korea’s regional neighbors Singapore and Vietnam share a “feature” that Kim wants for his country, the “economic development”, while the “single-party rule.”


“You see the prosperity here in Vietnam and if you think about the history between the U.S. and Vietnam and the war, of course, in the ’60s and ’70s, where we are now, I think this is potentially an attractive model, Chairman Kim,” Cheng told the panel.

Reichmann pointed out that Kim never says to do in order to “stop something” after the Singapore summit. She also said, the possible explanation to the end of the Korean war would probably be more of a “symbolic gesture” than a peace Treaty.

“It is a simple matter for the President to do that, but again, it’s the big shiny object is on, and here it is not the denuclearization of, and that is the reason why the discussions there are, to begin with,” Reichmann said.

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